Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer - this is a quality voice cast.
Softly spoken, surreal drama, which uplifts yet is suffused with melancholy. Lawrence and De Niro own it.
MAGGIE’S PLAN ★★★★½
Like a smooth glass of whatever you enjoy imbibing, Greta Gerwig’s latest goes down a treat.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/maggies-plan.html
Will DEADPOOL inject something fresh into the tired superhero genre?
LUTHER [seasons 1-4] ★★★★★
The TV equivalent of THE DARK KNIGHT - myopic determination, rule of law delving, catastrophic collateral damage.
A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS ★★☆☆☆
A plethora of cameos cannot save this, a self-indulgent, slapdash Xmas variety special.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT ★★★★☆
Quentin Tarantino’s three hour Western is a return to RESERVOIR DOGS - a mesmerising use of confined space, dialogue and violence.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-hateful-eight.html
Filmaluation is an online magazine dedicated to arts culture, with a particular focus on film.
I care about intelligence, quality and entertainment.
Going to the cinema today? See the recommendations page of what is currently out. Click here.
The vital ambitions of art and entertainment:
- The unexpected
Brains and soul are key; but adrenaline junkies do not fret, there is also much love for an experience that delivers a sucker-punch to the guts via stunningly delivered thrills.
The evaluation of a film
Verb, "to filmaluate”:
To evaluate a film
I am well aware how difficult it is to make a film, put on a stage play, create a television show, write a novel, let alone make something of note. (That appreciation doesn’t stop me from having high standards though.)
The site is edited and written by Hemanth Kissoon.
Filmaluation is owned by Filmaluation Limited (Company number 8549302. Registered in England and Wales)